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cizzors 06-19-2011 05:41 AM

I'm wanting to do a Fan wallhanging and have searched this board and google.

I would like the block to finish at about 8" or so-not a fan of bigger blocks. What would the blade dimensions and foundation block be? Thanks so much, Karen

Jan in VA 06-19-2011 06:10 AM

1. draw an 8" square on paper.
2. make your curve for the top and bottom of the fan. I might use a large plate to give me the curve I'd like for the top and a smaller one , or bowl or cup, for the bottom curve.
3. fold/divide it evenly into the number of blades you want.
4. cut a blade as template.
5. add 1/4 inch all around it as seam allowance.....
and that will be your blade size.

Jan in VA

JCquilts 06-19-2011 07:27 AM


Originally Posted by Jan in VA
1. draw an 8" square on paper.
2. make your curve for the top and bottom of the fan. I might use a large plate to give me the curve I'd like for the top and a smaller one , or bowl or cup, for the bottom curve.
3. fold/divide it evenly into the number of blades you want.
4. cut a blade as template.
5. add 1/4 inch all around it as seam allowance.....
and that will be your blade size.

Jan in VA

Perfect!

jdiane318 06-19-2011 07:27 AM

Jan, thanks for the 'tute' it works for me.

Jan in VA 06-19-2011 07:36 PM


Originally Posted by jdiane318
Jan, thanks for the 'tute' it works for me.

Cool! Glad you and JCquilts benefitted from it.

I learned to quilt back in the day when there were not a lot of tools, so we learned to improvise. Now it seems like there's a gimmick for everything you can think of, and some it isn't even *worth* thinking of! I rarely buy them.

I have no qualm about using the right tool, though, but it seems ludicrous to me to have six different 8" square rulers, for example; or papers for making 5" half-square triangles when they can be so easily done with just 2 fabric squares; or a $10 pattern for a quilt made up of just squares and/or rectangles when graph paper and a little calculator are my best friends!

Sew on!

Jan in VA


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